Lunenburg Celebrates

June 7 – 11, 2017

It’s Lunenburg’s birthday,
and we’re going to celebrate in style!

Preparations are underway for our 3rd annual Be A Tourist in Your Town weekend! Once again various groups and organizations are hosting events to help mark the Town’s 264th birthday. The actual birthday is Wednesday, June 7 but most activities will take place the following weekend.

The Be a Tourist concept was designed to help encourage residents and visitors alike to take some time to explore all that our beautiful town has to offer and enjoy the assortment of activities that take place in our own backyard.

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Town of Lunenburg and Rhumb Line Bike Shop

Bike Rodeo

We will inspect your bikes to ensure they are in proper working order, teach safe cycling guidelines and test your skills in our obstacle course. Fun for all ages! Helmets are required.

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Time: June 7. 2:45pm
Place: Community Centre Parking Lot

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Open House

Come learn about all the work the society does to conserve, preserve and promote the natural and cultural history of Lunenburg.

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Time: June 7, 8, 9. 9:00am-5:00pm
Place: 125 Montague Street

Knaut-Rhuland House Museum

Season Opening

Officially opening for the season with a Founding Families Tea. Come take a guided tour, enjoy some cookies and punch and celebrate the founding of Lunenburg with us. Free admission all weekend!

Time: Wednesday June 7. 11:00am-5:00pm
Place: 125 Pelham Street

Bluenose II

Deck Tours and Film

Open House at the Company Store will allow you to meet the 2017 Crew before they depart Lunenburg on June 12th to participate in Sail Boston & the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta! Doors open at 5:00pm, followed by open decks on board the Bluenose II at 6:00pm and a screening of Bluenose: The Legend Live at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic at 7:00pm. Enter our draw for a chance to sail on Bluenose II June 10th or 11th!

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Time: June 7. 5:00pm
Place: Company Store, Fisheries Museum

Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Concert

Enjoy the latest in Walter Delahunt’s series of the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Hear them masterfully performed.

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Time: June 7. 7:00pm
Place: Lunenburg Academy, 97 Kaulbach Street

Lunenburg Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Our vendors come from all over and produce a wide range of fabulous products – fresh seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, fresh and smoked fish, plants, fresh flowers, cheese, French breads, wine, preserves, honey, maple syrup, beautiful artisan items and more.

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Time: June 8. 8:30am-12:00pm
Place: Lunenburg Arena

Town of Lunenburg and Rhumb Line Bike Shop

Family Bike Ride

Meet at the trailhead at the base of Dufferin Street. Helmets are required.

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Time: June 8. 6:30pm
Place: Back Harbour Trail

Town of Lunenburg and Rhumb Line Bike Shop

Cycling 101 Repair Clinic/Women on Wheels Ride

We will meet at the Community Centre at 9:00am for an introduction to bike repair and maintenance followed by a 10:00am ride on the Bay to Bay Trail to launch the Women on Wheels program.

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Time: June 9. 9:00am
Place: Community Centre/Bay to Bay Trail

Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation

Rum and Chowder Social

Sample some of our local chef’s best chowders and wash it down with a variety of rum choices. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door as seen on the poster. For tickets contact BCAF at 634-9977.

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Time: June 9. 6:00pm-9:00pm
Place: Lunenburg School of the Arts

The Gift Shoppe

Sale

All scarves on sale for $10. No Tax.

Time: June 7, 8, 9.
Place: Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital

Town of Lunenburg

Birthday Cake

Celebrate our birthday with free cake!

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Time: June 10. 1:00pm-3:00pm
Place: Bandstand

Lunenburg Makery

Open House

Come on out to learn about and try your hand at needle felting.

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-5:00pm
Place: 230 Lincoln Street

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Open House

Free admission for everyone with lots of new exhibits on display both inside the museum and on the wharf. Activities include Spinners on the Wharf, Boat Modelers guild presentation, Museum Trivia, Music, Face Painting

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Time: June 10. 9:30am-5:00pm
Place: Museum and Wharf – 68 Bluenose Drive

Trot in Time

Tours of Town

Enter a free draw for two gift certificates for family tours (two adults, two children). Value $75.00 each. Draw will take place end of day on Sunday.

Time: June 10, 11.
Place: Fisheries Museum Parking Lot near the horses

Bluenose II

Public Cruises

For reservations call 1-855-640-3177, email or book online. Decks will be open for the public between tours.

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Time: June 10, 11. 9:30am and 1:30pm
Place: Waterfront

Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation

Multi-Activities

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary and World Oceans Week with the Lunenburg Heritage & Marine Stewardship Canada 150 Project. Events include Ocean Arts & Crafts for All Ages; Tour a Traditional Wooden Schooner: the Blue Dream Schooner; and Dory Rides with the Canadian Dory Rowing Association.

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: Waterfront

South Shore Public Libraries

Pop-Up Library

We’ll have a little bit of everything there. Get a free library card while you’re there and see what we have planned for the summer. 

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: Wharf at Fisheries Museum

Lunenburg Heritage Society

Heritage House Tour

Enjoy the remarkable interiors of five houses, five churches, one museum, and two educational institutions. During which there will be Tea and Light Refreshments at St. John’s Parish Hall from 2pm - 4pm. Admission is included in House Tour ticket but will open to all for $5.  Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door and available at Shop on the Corner or online.

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: Begins at Lunenburg Academy

Lunenburg Churches

Open House

The following churches will open their doors to the public: St. Norbert’s Roman Catholic Church; Central United Church; St. John’s Anglican Church; Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church; St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Time: June 10. 12:00pm-4:00pm
Place: Lunenburg

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Concert

The Stanfields in Concert! Tickets are $12.50 for ages 25 and under; $25 for 26+ and can be purchased at Caico Mae Clothiers and Shop on the Corner or online.

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Time: June 10. 7:30pm
Place: Lunenburg Opera House

Railway Museum and Model Railroad 

Open House

Open with free admission.

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Time: June 10, 11. 10:00am-5:00pm
Place: 11188 Hwy #3

South Shore Genealogical Society

Open House 

Everyone welcome.

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: Lunenburg Academy, Room 203

Pleasant Paddling

½ Price Kayak Rentals

Enjoy a beautiful day of kayaking for half the price!

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Time: June 10. 9:30am-5:30pm
Place: 245 The Point Road, Blue Rocks

Lunenburg School of the Arts

Open House

Come for a visit and see what we have to offer.

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: 6 Prince Street

Lunenburg Opera House

Open House

A glimpse inside a Lunenburg masterpiece.

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: 290 Lincoln Street.

Ironworks Distillery

Tours and Tastings/Workshops

We welcome you to try free tours and tastings at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Spaces are limited so call the distillery to book your free tour. They will also be hosting two of the Gin Distillation workshops that run during Spirited Away; once at 1:00pm and once at 4:00pm. Each will run about 1.5 hours and costs $50.00 per person. Includes a 375ml bottle of your own personally blended Gin!

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Time: June 10. 11:00am-7:00pm
Place: 2 Kempt Street

Dave Westergard

Open House

We will open the doors for you to see a schooner under construction.

Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: Bluenose boat building shed

Lorne Street Fire Company

Open House

Free tours of this Second-Empire style carriage house.

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Time: June 10. 10:00am-4:00pm
Place: 19 Lorne Street

Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance

Concert

Featuring emerging vocal talents and LAMP alumni Rachel Fenlon and Mathieu Abel. A talented soprano and pianist, Fenlon arrived at LAMP straight from her recent run as Susanna in Vancouver Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro. She is currently doing a month-long Composition residency. Meanwhile, audiences will remember Abel from last Fall’s production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, where he sang the role of the prince. He also participated in the recent Verdi opera academy. Tickets at the door: just $10 if you kept your ticket from LAMP’s production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller or $20 if you present a House Tour ticket; $12 for university or NSCC students. Free tickets for school-aged youth.

Time: June 10. 8pm
Place: Lunenburg Academy

Annual 5km Muffin Run

Run/Walk

Between 400 and 500 runners usually show up for this very popular race through Lunenburg and the Back Harbour highway. Come out to cheer them on.

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Time: June 11. 9:30am
Place: Lunenburg Community Centre parking lot

Lunenburg Walking Tours

Free Tours

The Essential Lunenburg Tour begins at 2:00pm at Lunenburg Academy grounds and the Haunted Lunenburg Tour begins at 8:30pm at the Mariner King Inn on King Street.

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Time: June 11. 2:00pm and 8:30pm
Place: Lunenburg Academy/Mariner King Inn